During this time of year, the idea that "giving is better than receiving" rings more true than ever. There really isn't a better feeling than treating someone to a gift you know they'll love, and with gifts that give back you'll be able to give to someone you care about while also giving to a stranger in need.
There is so much you can do to give back during the holiday season, whether it's donating time or money to a cause you care about, sponsoring a family, or shopping for gifts that have a charitable component, and I promise doing any one of those things will feel even better than unwrapping your own presents come Christmas morning.
In honor of #GivingTuesday, you can treat yourself, and everyone on your holiday list, to a gift that gives back. The purchase of each of these seven gifts, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity. What could be better than treating your best friend to a gorgeous new piece of jewelry while also donating money to help those in need? There are so many different gift and charity options to choose from that you'll be able to check everyone off of your list while doing some serious good in the process.
1. Blessed Necklace
18K Yellow Gold Over Sterling Silver "Blessed" Crystal Necklace, $250, SimoneISmith.com
You may recognize this "Blessed" necklace as the same one Kendall Jenner wore to Thanksgiving dinner with her family. It was designed by LL Cool J's wife, Simone, and Garcelle Beauvais has also been spotted in it, so it's celeb-approved three times over. Not only does the piece make a really sweet statement (that feels particularly relevant this time of year) but a portion of the proceeds from every purchase goes directly to the American Cancer Society (ACS) to help save lives from cancer.
2. Kiehl's x FAILE Collection For A Cause
Kiehl's x FAILE Collection For A Cause, $45, Nordstrom.com
This limited edition skin-hydrating kit features the artwork of FAILE, and all proceeds from the sale go to Feeding America. The purchase of one kit helps provide 415 meals for people in need, so you can moisturize your skin all while doing some serious good.
3. Sanrio Bags
Humane Society Tote Bags, $30/each, Sanrio.com
Got an animal lover in your life? Short of an actual puppy, these bags are the perfect gift for the animal lovers in your life. Starting on Tuesday, $6 of the $30 purchase price goes directly to the Humane Society.
4. Brave Collection Bracelet
Berry Cobra Stitch Bracelet, $78, TheBraveCollection.com
This piece, like all of the jewelry in The Brave Collection's line, was made by a local Cambodian artisan and meant to empower women across the globe. 10 percent of proceeds from all purchases go toward fighting human trafficking in Cambodia.
5. Purlisse Skin Survival Kit
Purlisse Skin Survival Kit Supporting Look Good, Feel Better, $76, Purlisse.com
100 percent of the profits from these Purlisse skincare kits will go to Look Good, Feel Better, a charity that provide beauty services to women with cancer to help them regain their confidence.
6. Penh Lenh x Dogeared
Rose Tassel Bracelet, $34, Dogeared.com
What better way is there to update your holiday party look than with a pair of statement earrings... especially ones that give back? With each purchase of Penh Lenh for Dogeared handcrafted jewels (there are earrings, too!), you’re supporting the young women of Penh Lenh, as 100 percent of net profits support Hope for Justice Cambodia, which helps create brighter futures for marginalized and at-risk young women in Cambodia.
7. Starling Project Candles
Starling Project Vanilla + Hemlock Candle, $55, StarlingProject.com
Starling Project (which makes delicious smelling candles like "Orange Flower + Amber" and "Currant + Rosewood) donates all profits outside of production and operating costs to UNICEF to help fund solar energy in developing nations.
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